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Medical Endorsements

"Smiling increases your face value." Elan Sun Star’s new book “Smile" is a thorough and comprehensive treatment of the important subject of smiling. The superb photos are uplifting, inspiring, and heartwarming.

The text has been thoroughly researched and is full of common sense, humor, and solid science.

This book needs to be on the coffee table of every home around the world, in every library, in every classroom, and on the bookshelves of every major academic center and university in the world, as well as in the personal offices of every professional in the world who deals with people, be they doctors, nurses, psychologists, counselors, educators, lawyers, public relations firms, human resource personnel, media personnel, (including TV and movie producers, journalists and reporters), and in the hands of just about everyone else interested in improving the quality of their life experience.

As a physician who treats not only physical maladies, but also people with mental and emotional problems, I can't imagine a more effective or powerful prescription for health than the daily reading of even one or two pages of this beautiful book!"


Arthur H. Brownstein, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Author: Healing Back Pain Naturally (Harbor Press 1999), Extraordinary

Healing (Harbor Press 2005)

“Occasionally a book comes along that expresses something beautiful in a simple, refreshing and delightful way. So it is with this book, Smile. Elan Sun Star’s masterful photographs and informative text uplift the soul and make all of us aware of how truly wonderful life is.

It is with great pleasure that I write the forward for this inspiring book. As a medical doctor I am dedicated to the mental and physical health of my patients. Elan Sun Star, a world famous photographer and spiritual teacher, has made a contribution to the world and to the health of everyone. He reminds us how we can also contribute to the happiness of the world by simply smiling. Smiling is contagious. One smile leads to another and another and another. Enjoy this wonderful book, give it to others, and create a wave of smiles that spread to your family, friends, communities, and across the world.”

David R. Allen, M.D.

The Longevity Clinic

Hollywood /Los Angeles, California

" As they accumulate and compound, genuine smiles and heartfelt positive emotions transform people and communities for the better.

In this unique book/website, SMILE!!!!,  Elan Sun Star, the author, weaves strands of science and culture together with his photographic art to create an inspiring human tapestry.

You can hardly prevent yourself from being moved and transformed by these images of profound beauty; joy and hope.

Savor and enjoy!"

Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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